Catalogue Finding NumberWYL150
Office record is held atLeeds, West Yorkshire Archive Service
TitleVYNER OF STUDLEY ROYAL, FAMILY AND ESTATE RECORDS (WYL150)
DescriptionArchives relating to the estates of Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal, and their successive owners. Included are charters from the 12th century relating to the Cistercian Abbey of Fountains, and a 14th century cartulary summarising the monks' titles to their wool-producing estates. Later owners included the Robinson family, who became Lords Grantham, Earls de Grey, and Marquises of Ripon. Over 2,000 letters, mainly dated 1685-1771, reflect the activities of the first Lord Grantham, who held diplomatic posts in Paris and Vienna, and the second who was ambassador in Madrid; both were Secretaries of State and MPs. Yorkshire affairs are represented by sheriff's accounts for 1637-1638, civil war papers concerning Skipton Castle, and Ripon civic and county election papers.
Datec1135-20th century
Extent4.42
LevelCollection
AdminHistoryFormerly Mallory, Messenger, Aislabie and Robinson families
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